No. 1 Hotel in North India / Uttaranchal This is the number 1 hotel in North India / Uttaranchal according to our popularity list. The popularity is established by the number of times this hotel is viewed, requested and booked on this website. Ideal for Solo Travelers. This destination is especially suitable for solo travelers. More than 70% of our guests have traveled here alone.

Ananda in the Himalayas

Ayurveda & Yoga in the former Maharajah Palace

Join us on a luxurious and relaxing journey into the picturesque Himalayas. In a dreamlike atmosphere you can enjoy holistic treatments at one of the 10 best spa & yoga retreats in the world known for a blend of Ayurveda, alternative healing methods, yoga and fitness. Member of Healing Hotels of the World.

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Stay only

from 2 nights, double room, breakfast

$803

Ideal also for accompanying persons.

  • breakfast     

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860P3

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Ananda Renew

from 3 nights, double room, full-board

$1,540

Look younger, have a clearer skin and a stronger immune system.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Renew inclusions for 3/5/7/14 overnights:

  • 2/3/7/11x ayurvedic treatment 
  • 1/2/6/14x international treatment e.g. Ananda Fusion Massage
  • 0/0/3/4x individual Yoga (per room)
  • 0/0/1/2x individual Pranayama (per room) 
  • 0/0/2/5x individual Meditation (per room) 

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, Eyes / Ears / Teeth, Heart / Vessels / Circulation, Intervertebral discs / Spine, Locomotor system

Telephone booking code: 860P2

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Ananda Active Fitness

from 3 nights, double room, full-board

$1,540

Strengthen your body and mind through an individually assisted fitness retreat at the Ananda in the Himalayas. Here, much emphasis is placed on balanced training and a good dose of fresh air. The versatile active program is supplemented by sports and relaxation massages as well as yoga and breathing exercises.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Ananda Active Fitness inclusions for 3/5/7/14 overnights:

  • 2/2/2/5x individual Fitness (per room)
  • 1/1/3/4x Outdoor Fitness
  • 0/1/1/3x Trekking or Rafting (not available 1.6.-30.9., alternatively Aqua Fitness)
  • 0/0/1/2x individual aqua fitness (per room)
  • 1/2/6/11x international treatment e.g. physiotherapy
  • 0/0/1/3x ayurvedic treatment
  • 0/0/2/2x individual Yoga (per room)
  • 0/0/2/4x individual Pranayama (per room)

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860PA

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Ananda Yoga

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

$2,566

Bring body spirit and soul into harmony with yoga. In Ananda you will be introduced to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual principles of yoga.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Ananda Yoga inclusions for 5/7/14 overnights:

  • 3/5/11x individual Yoga (per room)
  • 2/4/8x individual Pranayama (per room)
  • 1/3/7x individual Meditation (per room)
  • 0/1/2x ayurvedic treatment
  • 3/7/12x international treatment e.g. Thai Massage
  • 1/1/3x cleansing treatment 

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 860P5

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Ananda Detox

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

$2,566

Clean body, mind and soul. This is especially recommended for people with irregular eating habits, office jobs (sitting) or other habitual stressful habits such as increased alcohol and tobacco consumption or regular medication. The focus here is on cleaning the internal organs through a special purifying diet as well as gentle detox applications and yoga.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Ananda Detox inclusions for 5/7/14/21 overnights:

  • 3/4/9/14x ayurvedic treatment
  • 4/8/16/25x international treatment e.g. hydrotherapy bath
  • 1/3/6/11x cleansing treatment 
  • 0/2/3/5x individual Yoga (per room) 
  • 1/2/2/3x individual Pranayama (per room) 
  • 0/1/2/2x individual Meditation (per room) 

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Obesity / Overweight

Telephone booking code: 860P7

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Stress Management

from 5 nights, double room, full-board

$2,566

With the help of yogic and ayurvedic techniques physical and mental stress is to be reduced. The carefree package of the Ananda in the Himalayas also provides new life energy and a fresh wind.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Stress Management inclusions for 5/7/14 overnights:

  • 1/3/5x ayurvedic treatment   
  • 4/7/15x international treatment e.g. aromatherapy
  • 0/3/5x individual Yoga (per room) 
  • 1/2/4x individual Pranayama (per room) 
  • 1/3/5x individual Meditation (per room) 

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

High blood pressure, Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 860P8

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Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation #1 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

$3,851

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Ayurvedic Rejuvenation inclusions for 7/14/21 overnights:

  • 10/21/31x ayurvedic treatment 
  • 3/6/9x cleansing treatment 
  • 2/4/6x individual Yoga (per room)
  • 2/3/4x individual Pranayama (per room)
  • 1/2/3x individual Meditation (per room)

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Back pain, High blood pressure, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Stress / Exhaustion

Telephone booking code: 860P1

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Ananda Yogic Detox

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

$3,851

Clean body, mind and soul. This is especially recommended for people with irregular eating habits, office jobs (sitting) or other habitual stressful habits such as increased alcohol and tobacco consumption or regular medication. The focus is on the cleaning of the internal organs by yogic practices such as exercises (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and cleansing treatments (kriyas). This is supplemented by an individual, ayurvedic, purifying diet.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Ananda Yogic Detox inclusions for 7/14/21 overnights:

  • 4/8/12x cleansing treatment 
  • 4/7/12x individual Yoga (per room)
  • 3/6/12x individual Pranayama (per room) 
  • 2/2/3x individual Meditation (per room)
  • 2/3/3x ayurvedic treatment
  • 6/13/18x international treatment e.g. swedish massage

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860P6

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Ananda Dyana Meditation #2 Best Seller

from 7 nights, double room, full-board

$3,851

One of the highest goals in yoga is the perfect control of body and mind. This is also very desirable in our Western culture. The yoga self-restoration of Ananda in the Himalayas tries to achieve this goal by intensive individual meditation, yoga, pranayama and mantra units. A dignified retreat to himself, accompanied by an experienced guru.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Ananda Dhyana Meditation inclusions for 7/14/21 overnights:

  • 5/10/16x individual Meditation (per room) 
  • 6/7/10x individual Pranayama (per room) 
  • 6/12/18x individual Yoga (per room) 
  • 0/4/7x cleansing treatment
  • 2/5/6x ayurvedic treatment
  • 4/7/10x international treatment e.g. Kundalini back massage

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Telephone booking code: 860PB

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Weight Management

from 14 nights, double room, full-board

$7,702

This program not only addresses the physical and emotional challenges of weight loss, but also weight management. The best western, natural and ayurvedic treatments are combined to make weight loss as easy as possible. In addition, however, a great deal of importance is put on the guidance by the specialists on the ground, who are to pave the way into everyday life.

  • individual ayurvedic full board incl. ayurvedic drinks
  • daily fruit basket and good morning tea
  • initial, follow-up and final consultation with lifestyle consultation with doctor and spa therapist respectively fitness coach with determination of the individual treatment and nutrition plan
  • pre-arrival wellness questionnaire (to be filled and submitted before arrival)
  • pre-arrival lifestyle and diet guidelines (recommended to be followed for 7 days for optimal results)
  • transfer from / to Dehradun Airport

Weight Management inclusions for 14/21 overnights:

  • 12/19x ayurvedic treatment  
  • 13/22x international treatment e.g. deep tissue massage
  • 4/6x cleansing treatment 
  • 8/11x individual Fitness (per room)
  • 4/6x individual Yoga (per room)
  • 3/4x individual Pranayama (per room)
  • 2/2x individual Meditation (per room)

Prolongation days with modified inclusions.

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • Use of sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, gym
  • Participation in the activity program which includes yoga, meditation, hiking  (e.g. to Kunjapuri Temple (about 7 km)), cooking demonstrations

Recommended for the following conditions

Diabetes, High blood pressure, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Obesity / Overweight

Telephone booking code: 860P4

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Ananda in the Himalayas in detail

Your Hotel

☀ Majestically the former palace of Maharadschas– and now hotel - lies on a hill of Tehri Garhwal at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains, with an extraordinary view on the Doon valley and the saint river Ganges. Ananda in the Himalayas is built upon several terraces and surrounded by gardens, parks and a 6-hole golf area. This beautiful hotel lets you forget the secular world and leads you to total recreation. "Ananda" is the word in Sanskrit, meaning blessedness and health.

How You Reside

70 rooms (ca. 45 sq.m.) and 5 suites (ca. 85- 220 sq.m.) and 3 villa- like apartments (ca. 200- 300 sq.m.) with either one or two sleeping rooms and with a pool; this all connects the flair of the royal past with all modern conveniences: bath, shower, WC, hair dryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee machine, Kurta Pyjama (an Indian gown). This is high class, inspired by British-style furniture and a luxurious ambiance. The view from the big balcony on the palace, on the valley and on the Himalaya Mountains is just breathtaking. Premium rooms are with a splendid side view on the river Ganges.
Pool saloon, a 100 year old library and a tea lounge are available as well.

Dining

Healthy, varied „Spa Rejuvenation Cuisine“ is offered in the stylish „The Restaurant“, on the terrace of the „Tree Top“ with view on the Himalaya Mountain or in the elegant „The Pavillon“. Also a la carte Ayurveda Wellness menu: Delicacies of the Indian, Asiatic and Western worlds and use of homemade, biologically cultivated vegetables and herbs. Vitamin-rich drinks and snacks in „The Poolside“. Diets on request available.

Wellness, Health & Leisure

Ananda in the Himalayas is a world-famous centre for holistic Therapies. Many celebrities like Oprah Winfrey or Heidi Klum enjoyed its splendor and the expertise fo its doctors. To achieve a holistic and sustainable therapy result, Ayurveda is combined with western approaches naturpathy, yoga and fitness. The versatile offer enables a pleasant and flexible day’s schedule. In order for the resort to accurately prepare the ideal cure for you, please choose one of the health programs at the time of booking. As the resort focuses on a very individual approach to each guest and their needs, it is possible to adjust the program after the first consultation with the Ayurveda Physician/ Coach/ Yoga Guru at the resort. After prior consultation (before booking), there is also the possibility to do regenerative therapies after serious or acute diseases. Extension days with revised inclusions.

Luxurious Ananda Spa on ca. 2.000 sq.m. All detoxication, rejuvenation and recreation therapies will be conducted with professionalism and are based on the principles of Yoga, Ayurveda, mediation and Vedanta (lifestyle schooling), in combination with Far Eastern medicine as well as modern treatments forms from Europe. A team of specialist Ayurveda and Western medics, Spa therapist and diet experts advices you in your choice of the needed treatments, for example the Ayurveda and Thai massages, the hydro and aroma therapies, the face, skin and hair therapies, Tibetan treatments. 24 treatment rooms, 4 silent rooms, a suite for treatments for couples, a hydro therapy centre (sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, Kneipp basin etc.). 1 parlour saloon.

One heated outdoor swimming pool, one huge recreation area with panoramic view, one fitness studio available in our hotel. Yoga and meditation in the Yoga Pavillion with adjoining garden, in the winter garden and in the paned Board Room on the roof of the palace.

Activities / programmes for example aerobic courses, Yoga, meditation, jogging, tennis, a 6 hole golf course, trekking, rafting, canoe trips, visit of the Rajaji national park, elephant safari in the Chilla national park, music and dance with performances of the Ananda Art & Culture Programmes.

DBL Deluxe Palaceview

70 renovated deluxe rooms (45 sqm) with a large balcony with a view of the palace combine the flair of the royal past with modern facilities: bath, shower / WC, hairdryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee / Tea set, kurta (Indian dress) and WiFi. High quality colonial style furniture, luxurious ambience.

Room code for telephone bookings: 860D1

SGL Deluxe Palaceview

70 renovated deluxe rooms (45 sqm) with a large balcony with a view of the palace combine the flair of the royal past with modern facilities: bath, shower / WC, hairdryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee / Tea set, kurta (Indian dress) and WiFi. High quality colonial style furniture, luxurious ambience.

Room code for telephone bookings: 860E1

DBL Deluxe Valley View

70 renovated deluxe rooms (45 sqm) with a large balcony with a view of the palace combine the flair of the royal past with modern facilities: bath, shower / WC, hairdryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee / Tea set, kurta (Indian dress) and WiFi. High quality colonial style furniture, luxurious ambience.

Room code for telephone bookings: 860D4

SGL Deluxe Valley View

70 renovated deluxe rooms (45 sqm) with a large balcony with a view of the palace combine the flair of the royal past with modern facilities: bath, shower / WC, hairdryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee / Tea set, kurta (Indian dress) and WiFi. High quality colonial style furniture, luxurious ambience.

Room code for telephone bookings: 860E4

DBL Premium Valley View

70 renovated deluxe rooms (45 sqm) with a large balcony with a view of the palace combine the flair of the royal past with modern facilities: bath, shower / WC, hairdryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee / Tea set, kurta (Indian dress) and WiFi. High quality colonial style furniture, luxurious ambience.

Room code for telephone bookings: 860D5

SGL Premium Valley View

70 renovated deluxe rooms (45 sqm) with a large balcony with a view of the palace combine the flair of the royal past with modern facilities: bath, shower / WC, hairdryer, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe, coffee / Tea set, kurta (Indian dress) and WiFi. High quality colonial style furniture, luxurious ambience.

Room code for telephone bookings: 860E5

Nearby Airports
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) : (approx. 265 km / 398 minutes)
Dehradun Airport (DED) : (approx. 29 km / 48 minutes)

Additional information

When connecting via Delhi, SpaDreams will be happy to organise your stopovers: Whether a few hours in the hotel to rest or a B&B with a half-day tour through Delhi the next day. Please enquire upon booking. Personal assistance at Delhi airport (with prior notice).

TRANSFER from DED Airport inclusive with treatment programmes, with "Ananda Experience" €127

INFOS Children: from 14 years welcome (spa from 18 years). Also ideal in connection with an Indian Tour and stopover in Delhi. Time difference MEZ + 3.5 hours (summer) , 4.5 hours (winter).

Good to Know

"The Number One Spa in the World" 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

"Best Overseas Spa Retreat" 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

• "Best Destination Spa in India" by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

"Leading Spa Resort" by SATTE Best Achievers

Customer reviews

2 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • emil H.

    ‘World class in recovery’ Translated by Google

    A premium segment spa, well worth a visit Quite incredible lung, tranquility and conditions for recovery. Great talented instructors and a wonderful mile to Yoga in. Beautiful, nice views, incredible food, very courteous staff. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Nice building, just over 1600 m in the Himalayas. Book a room overlooking the valley, waking up to this view is like seeing a beautiful postcard. . Clean - clinical, two cleanings per day in the room.
    • Service and hospitality
      Accomplishing to 110%, personal contact where everyone knows what your name is. Know what you like to eat for breakfast, what tea you want to drink, etc. Always staff nearby if anything was desired.
    • Cuisine
      Michelin feels like the food. However, not very attractive setup. But the food is completely divine. Service level for beverage but not Michelin level. But what does it do when everything else is fine? Right big menu but both Indian and International dishes .. Eating other than Indian dishes, however, would be a crime of misconduct.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      I was there for 6 days and on average had 3 treatments a day. Yoga, meditation, often in the morning and in the afternoon a casual massage or other relaxing treatment. This is top class. Very good, knowledgeable staff, professional clean and tidy. The pool is beautiful and very quiet.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Pranayam = breathing exercises, make you feel an inner calm. Reiki Healing, = Pulling out bad energy from the body, and it works Yoga = A little difficult as a beginner but depending on the pass, it was easier to get into.

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    • December 2017
    • 4 - 8 days
    • solo
    • 30 to 39 years
  • Lena M.

    Original review

    • February 2013
    • 9 - 11 days
    • solo
    • 40 to 49 years

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